MacMurchy played a role in all of the Badgers goals in a 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac, giving Wisconsin (0-2-0 WCHA, 3-3-0 overall) their first series sweep of the season.
The Badgers also benefited from the solid play of freshman reserve goaltender Brian Elliot, who made 19 saves in his collegiate debut.
The story, however, was Wisconsin's offense, which produced 49 shots on goal, peppering Bobcat goalie Jamie Holden throughout the game.
One night after finding the net for the first time this season, captain Rene Bourque made it two nights in a row, opening the game's scoring with a tally at the 3:53 mark in the second period. MacMurchy assisted on the play.
Quinnipiac's Matt Craig tied the game just more than five minutes later, but the Badgers responded with three uncontested goals to close out the game. MacMurchy tallied two of the scores and assisted on the other.
UW 1: Rene Bourque (2) from Ryan MacMurchy (3) at 3:53
QU 1: Matt Craig (1) from Ryan Morton (2) and Reid Cashman (4) at 9:05
UW 2: MacMurchy (1) from Dan Boeser and Bourque (3) at 12:17
UW 3: Andrew Joudrey (3) from MacMurchy (4) and Suter (4) at 0:28
UW 4: MacMurchy (2) unassisted at 18:47
Score by period
Shots on goal by period
QU: Jamie Holden (60:00) 45.
UW: Brian Elliott (60:00) 19.